Wheeler Peak (NM) Climber's Log

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BKiser90

BKiser90 - Aug 31, 2020 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2020

A Morning in the Sangres  Sucess!

Started from the trailhead with my buddy at 5:00 am. We missed the turn off to Wheeler Peak and had to backtrack through the woods from Williams Lake. Beautiful summit conditions with clear views. Felt so good that we decided to bag Old Mike, Simpson, and Walter, as well! State high point #8

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Aug 29, 2020 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2020

From William's Lake Trailhead  Sucess!

Hiked up in the dark so I could be back early to check out from our room. There was a big storm earlier that evening but no sign of it after I got up. Saw fox and big horn sheep on the way up. Nothing tough about this one.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Jul 20, 2020 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2020

Sunny & Windy  Sucess!

An odd day on the mountain. Everyone had masks and either raised them up when approaching others or kept them on all the time.

The climb itself was good. Very windy on the summit. Tagged Walter why I was up there.

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Jul 11, 2020 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2019

State High Point Road Trip 2019   Sucess!

Pretty area and easy compared to Mt. Humphreys in AZ.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - May 19, 2020 7:29 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2020

From Williams Lake  Sucess!

Left the Williams Lake TH with an empty lot. Mostly snow packed until well above tree line. Micro spikes were a good idea. Headed over to Walter before dropping back down. Great day, no other climbers out.

blueshade

blueshade - Apr 20, 2020 11:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2019

Wheeler  Sucess!

3:20 car to car less than 3mo from having a broken leg.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 17, 2019 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2019

from Williams Lake  Sucess!

Perfect weather for end of November, really good conditions, no snow at all just icy trail.

laman711

laman711 - Oct 15, 2019 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2019

Successful Summit  Sucess!

Took the back side of the mountain. Long and shallow trail compared to lake williams. Could be fun during the winter to come back and snow shoe. Two alpine lakes on the way up. 20 Miles round trip.

rocketsredglare

rocketsredglare - Oct 5, 2019 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2019

Second of a triple

Wasn't fully motivated for this one and especially since the start is in your face from almost the first step. Wind was anticipated but not big sustained blowing power. I can't stand wind! Got blown off at 4 miles. Not sure a redo is in the cards...

Kiefer

Kiefer - Aug 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Via Bull-of-the-woods trail  Sucess!

With: Bull of the Woods Mountain, Frazer and Mt. Walter

Tracy

Tracy - Aug 18, 2019 1:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2019

State HP#48!  Sucess!

I hiked this one with John & Kathy Mitchler under perfect weather conditions. My wife Lori accompanied us to Williams Lake and waited there while we summitted and then came back. I have visited several county highpoints with John and he and Kathy are always fun to hike or hang out with.

themnkid

themnkid - Aug 13, 2019 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2019

Williams Lake Trail  Sucess!

My first big mountain hike. RT at 5hr 40min. Love the crisp fresh air. Weather was perfect. I was glad that the altitude didn't bother me.

theoglick

theoglick - Apr 7, 2019 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2018

September Peakbagging  Sucess!

New Mexico is beautiful in the fall, and this climb was easy and scenic. Also tagged Mt Walter across the little saddle while I was there.

KellyGoat

KellyGoat - Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2018

Nearly a 14er  Sucess!

I camped in one of the first come first serve campsites near The Bull of The Woods Trail along Twining Road and got an early start the next morning. After summitting, I descended the Williams Lake Trail into Taos for some nummy food. Take trekking poles for Williams Lake Trail, it is steep with some lengthy scree fields.

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 7:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2016

HP #18!  Sucess!

Good standard day hike. Very cold at the summit in October, though. There were these white grayish birds that were oddly friendly... don't know their names though.

islandborn11

islandborn11 - Aug 17, 2018 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2018

Fantastic day of hiking to the top of New Mexico  Sucess!

My sister met me in New Mexico to climb to the top of Mount Wheeler. We got a reasonably early start on the Bull-of-the-Woods trail and got briefly lost crossing Frazier mountain. We had a beautiful day and saw plenty of wildlife, including marmots, chipmunks, and pikas at the top and a tiny herd of bighorn sheep about an hour and a half from the summit. We were exhausted and happy to see the summit. We took the Williams Lake trail on the way down to avoid a coming thunderstorm and got hailed on in the last two miles.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Jun 2, 2018 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2018

Wheeler Walter  Sucess!

Beautiful day to reach the highpoint of New Mexico. Took the Williams Lake route to the top. Then headed over to Walter before heading down.

tehbea5t

tehbea5t - May 27, 2018 10:56 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2017

Wheeler  Sucess!

Via the Williams Lake route. This was my first real high-elevation climb and I was completely under-prepared. I remember there was still a lot of snow and that the windchill got to me.

marciamallow

marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2012

HP #22  Sucess!

Super windy at the top, stayed in a motel at ski resort and hit up Eske's Brewery in Taos, tried green chile beer for the first time

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - May 21, 2018 8:25 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2018

Wheeler Grand Traverse  Sucess!

Second time, this time Rachael, Scot and I started from Williams Lake trailhead. We summited Wheeler, Simpson, "Fairchild", Lake Fork and Kachina and then descended the ski area back to the car. Some fun scrambly sections between Simpson and "Fairchild" and again to get up Lake Fork. Enjoyed some food in Taos afterwards.

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